When it comes to scratching, It's no secret that DJ Scratch has been the BIGGEST influence on me over any other DJ in Hip Hop.
Back in the days when artist use to actually let their DJ's shine... I use to listen to EPMD songs and get inspired by the scratches in the hooks. I would rewind the hooks over & over & over just to hear Scratch kill it!!
To put this in perspective for those of you who don't follow DJing, Scratch is like the Jay Z of DJ's.... He's the DJ that other DJ's listen to and say "WOOOOOW". The same way most rappers (at some point in time) have listened to Jay Z's lyrics and said "WOOOOW".
Not only is he influential to me, he's one of the most influential DJ's in Hip Hop PERIOD! Chances are... he's your favorite DJ's favorite DJ (no lie).
If you live in the the New York City area, you can go see DJ Scratch LIVE at a historical event taking place at Best Buy located at 14th Street at Union Square at 7PM.
Scratch will have almost every Legendary DJ in Hip Hop spinning there including DJ Cash Money, Kid Capri, Spinderella, Clark Kent, Kenny Dope, Chuck Chillout and many more.... If you are a fan of turntable skills, this is the place you wanna be at.